Hamdan Sheikh Tahir

Dato_Seri_Hamdan1. Name: Hamdan Sheikh Tahir, Tun Dr. Haji

2. Occupation: Penang Governor, Academician

3. Date of birth: April 27, 1921

4. Date of deceased: January 20, 2005

5. Education:

  1. Bachelor Degree of Arts in Geography (Hons), Universiti Malaya, Singapore (1956)
  2. Social Science, University of Nottingham (1949)
  3. Normal Class Teacher’s Training Course, Clifford School (1947)
  4. Diploma in Arts, Raffles College, Singapore (1946)
  5. Raffles College, Singapore (1939)
  6. Clifford Secondary School, Kuala Kangsar, Perak
  7. Sekolah Melayu Tanglin Kechil, Singapore
  8. Malay school in Kuala Kangsar
  9. Madrasah Haji Taib, Parit Jamil, Muar, Johor

 

6. Contributions:

  1. Yang DiPertua Negeri Pulau Pinang (1989-2001)
  2. Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) (1992)
  3. Chairman of Sardon Foundation
  4. Chairman of Malaysian Historical Society
  5. President of the Royal Life Saving Society of Malaysia
  6. Patron of Persatuan Kebajikan Anak-Anak
  7. Representative of Malaysia to UNESCO, France (1983-1985)
  8. Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (1976-1982)
  9. Member of Persatuan Melayu Pulau Pinang di Wilayah Persekutuan dan Selangor
  10. Appointed Chief Education Adviser (1966)
  11. Principal of Tuanku Abdul Rahman School, Ipoh (1956)
  12. Principal of Iskandar Shah School, Perak (1952)
  13. Assistant teacher at Clifford Secondary School, Kuala Kangsar (1951)

 

7. Honours and Awards:

  1. Tun Abdul Razak National Award (2000)

  2. Tokoh Maal Hijrah 1416 by the Federal Government (1995)

  3. National Tokoh Maal Hijrah (1995)

  4. Grand Gordon of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan (1993)

  5. The International Lion’s Club Melvin Jones Fellow Award (1992)

  6. Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri, Pulau Pinang (1989)

  7. Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara, Tun (1989)

  8. Honorary Doctor of Letters, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) (1984)
  9. Honorary Doctor of Law, Universiti Malaya (1976)

  10. Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa from Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

 

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